SpringerBriefs in Regional Science

Spatial Data Analysis

Models, Methods and Techniques

Authors: Fischer, Manfred M., Wang, Jinfeng

  • The book helps the reader
  • Provides a quick overview of the best practice models, methods and techniques in spatial data analysis
  • Shows how to correctly interpret the results of spatial regression models, an issue that had been largely neglected in the past
  • Demonstrates how to relax the independence assumption in spatial interaction modelling to account for the spatial dependence in origin-destination flows
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The availability of spatial databases and widespread use of geographic information systems has stimulated increasing interest in the analysis and modelling of spatial data. Spatial data analysis focuses on detecting patterns, and on exploring and modelling relationships between them in order to understand the processes responsible for their emergence. In this way, the role of space is emphasised , and our understanding of the working and representation of space, spatial patterns, and processes is enhanced. In applied research, the recognition of the spatial dimension often yields different and more meaningful results and helps to avoid erroneous conclusions. This book aims to provide an introduction into spatial data analysis to graduates interested in applied statistical research. The text has been structured from a data-driven rather than a theory-based perspective, and focuses on those models, methods and techniques which are both accessible and of practical use for graduate students. Exploratory techniques as well as more formal model-based approaches are presented, and both area data and origin-destination flow data are considered.

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“Fischer and Wang detail the models, methods, and techniques that can be employed to describe and explain the pattern and behaviour of variables distributed over geographic space. … This is a wholly useful text, aimed at quantitative geographers and spatial econometricians who … want to develop their skills further. It would be ideal for masters-level students in GIS, spatial analysis, and econometrics as well as for the increasing body of researchers who are beginning to see the value of accounting for space in their models.” (Daniel Lewis, Environmental and Planning B: Planning and Design, Vol. 39 (4), 2012)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Fischer, Manfred M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Exploring Area Data

    Fischer, Manfred M. (et al.)

    Pages 15-29

  • Modelling Area Data

    Fischer, Manfred M. (et al.)

    Pages 31-44

  • Models and Methods for Spatial Interaction Data

    Fischer, Manfred M. (et al.)

    Pages 47-59

  • Spatial Interaction Models and Spatial Dependence

    Fischer, Manfred M. (et al.)

    Pages 61-70

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eBook $34.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-21719-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spatial Data Analysis
Book Subtitle
Models, Methods and Techniques
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Regional Science
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-21720-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-21720-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-21719-7
Series ISSN
2192-0427
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 80
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
Topics